Available worship resources for How Firm A Foundation include: chord chart, lyric video, and streaming. This hymn was written by John Rip­pon, 1787. Modern arrangement and recording by Nathan Drake, Reawaken Hymns.


How Firm A Foundation Chords (Acoustic) 

(Suggested Capo 2)

C                                                                    (G)

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,

    C                    Am                G            C

Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!

          C                    Am                  F                   G

What more can He say than to you He hath said,

     C                     Am          G                 C

To you who for refuge to Jesus hath fled.



    C                                                              (G)

"Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,

      C              Am                 G                      C

For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;

       C                         Am                      F                      G

I'll strengthen thee, help thee and cause thee to stand,

     C                     Am             G                C

Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand."



    C                                                                    (G)

"When through the deep waters I call thee to go,

       C               Am                G            C

The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;

      C             Am                   F                   G

For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,

         C          Am                 G                 C

And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress."



    C                                                                    (G)

"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,

    C             Am          G                   C

I will not, I will not desert to his foes;

        C                          Am                    F                   G

That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,

     C               Am             G            C

I'll never, no never, no never forsake!"